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We all know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but in business it can be so much more than just kick starting your body’s metabolism, as a breakfast networking meeting can also give your business metabolism a kick start too.
Networking in any size business is important, but for a small business it can be an incredibly powerful and beneficial marketing tool for growing your business contacts and your business.
Networking is a great way to get yourself known to lots of other companies that will be able to help you grow your business. Whether you are a new business looking to attract your first customers or an established business looking for contacts to build your customer base, building a strong business network is good for business.
In business, you should never underestimate the power of Word-Of-Mouth Marketing. It is one of the most successful forms for marketing your business, but how to do business networking effectively takes a little time and practice. However, once you have it right, there are numerous advantages.
Business networking is like having unpaid marketing staff dotted all over your area ready to pass on your details. Of course, the reason they do this is because they know that you will be ready with their business card. At BNI we call this “Givers Gain” because those that recommend the most will get recommended the most.
Becoming a member of a professional networking community can be an integral element to growing your business. It allows you to increase your brand presence and make an impactful impression in the right circles.
One of the best ways to prepare for a networking event is to bring along plenty of business cards. This is a great way for potential business prospects to contact you and remember your name and business.